Medina County Courthouse

Sunday, January 10, 2010

State Laws Regarding Cell Phone Use and/or Texting While Driving

Below is a table showing states that have enacted laws prohibiting the use of cell phones and/or other wireless devices while driving. If a law is labeled "primary" it means that a police officer can make a traffic stop upon observing the driver using the device. If it is labeled "secondary" it means that an officer has to have another reason for the stop, like speeding, but once the stop is made, and the behavior is observed, then the officer can issue the citation for the behavior. This table was sent to me by a local attorney. If you have any questions about the laws enacted, please consult the laws of the appropriate state.

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